Degrees & Programs

Master's degree programs require proficiency in the area of specialization as evidenced through advanced course work and scholarship endeavors via a thesis or a professional paper.

Doctor of Philosophy degrees are conferred for work of distinction, in which the student displays original scholarship and achievement.

With Nearly 70 Graduate Disciplines, Opportunities Abound

View a summary of each degree program to find:

  • Application deadlines
  • Required standardized exams
  • Program directors

For an overview of each program and degree, and links to program websites, please refer to the listings below.


View Master's Degrees

Various programs are offered at the master's level, most commonly Master of Arts (M.A.), Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) and Master of Science (M.S.).


View Doctoral Degrees

Doctoral degrees including Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Medical Doctor (M.D.) and Doctor of Education (Ed.D.).


View All Degrees

In addition to the more common degrees, the University also offers more specialized degrees in teaching and other disciplines.


View Interdisciplinary Degrees

Faculty from multiple colleges and disciplines collaborate to create these unique degree opportunities.


By The Numbers

School Stats

  • U.S. News Tier I Ranking and Top 100 Public University
  • Graduate Faculty: 869
  • Master’s Programs: 59
  • Doctoral Programs: 30
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice

Student Stats

  • Graduate students by gender: male: 1476, female: 1606
  • International graduate students:  291
  • Average age: 32.2
  • Countries of origin: 37 (most from China with 40 students, Iran second with 34)
  • Graduate students by states:  47 states (with no one from DC)
  • Youngest graduate student is 18 years old; oldest graduate student is 80 years old